Date: 16th April 2014 at 9:14am
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Rovers winger Ben Marshall has declared his intention to return from injury sooner than expected by pushing for a return before the end of the current Championship campaign.

Marshall, who has been out since January after sustaining an ankle injury in the 1-1 draw with Derby County, had an underwhelming start to life at Ewood Park after his £1m move from Leicester in the summer transfer window but was in some fine form by the time Christmas rolled around.

So the injury, which was suspected would keep him sidelined till the summer came at a bad time with Marshall’s form reaching it’s peak.

But despite a lengthy rehabilitation, Marshall is aiming for a run out before the seasons finishes.

“I`ve been training on the grass for about three sessions now. I did a lot of work with the ball on Monday and a lot of running, so hopefully I can get a bit of fitness in this week, get back training next week and go from there.’ Marshall told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“While it`s not been good being out, the recovery has been good.

“The physio staff have helped me a lot – mentally as well – and I`m just glad to be out there and kicking the ball again.

“When I first got the injury the physios and doctors were telling me that it was probably going to be touch and go if I played again this season. But realistically my season was done. So it`s nice to be in with a shout of maybe playing some minutes on the field.”

Marshall should be a useful option on the wings given the recent good fortune Rovers have enjoyed in the position since the arrival of Craig Conway.